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TDP expels 10, spares CM's brother
HYDERABAD, DEC. 3. The Telugu Desam Party has decided to soft-pedal on the issue of open defiance of the leadership by Nara Ramamurthy Naidu while summarily removing 10 lower-level functionaries for their hand in yesterday's violence in Chittoor. ...
Lok Ayukta functioning under constraints
HYDERABAD, DEC. 3. The Lok Ayukta, an institution created under the statute to help people seek redressal of their grievances and fight corruption in public life, is functioning under a host of constraints and handicaps. It was established in ...
Conjoined at birth, separated after 4 years
GUNTUR, DEC. 3. After four-and-a-half years of stay in hospital, it must have been a great relief for Rekha and Surekha. Rekha and Surekha, who were born as conjoined twins, were surgically separated 40 days ago by a team of doctors headed by ...
A `fresh' approach to three polluted lakes
HYDERABAD, DEC. 3. With remarkable metamorphosis and beautification of once highly polluted three major lakes at Safilguda, Saroornagar and Langer Houz, the stage is now set to make their sewerage treatment plants (STP) operational in the next 15 ...
RTC bus set on fire by naxals
HYDERABAD, DEC. 3. Naxalites of the People's War set ablaze an APSRTC bus near Veltoor stage of Uppununthala mandal around 9.30 p.m. on Tuesday. According to information reaching here, the bus belonging to Achampet bus depot was returning ...
Medical counselling to resume soon
HYDERABAD, DEC. 3. The second phase of counselling for admissions into medical and dental colleges, which was interrupted in view of legal problems, will be resumed very soon. This follows an understanding reached between representatives of ...
New water supply scheme for rural areas
HYDERABAD, DEC. 3. A new water supply scheme for the rural areas, named "Swajaladhara'' will be launched in the State on December 25 to cover all the villages/habitations lacking drinking water facility. The Central scheme, which is also ...
State to resubmit proposal on Art. 371
GULBARGA, DEC. 3. The Karnataka Home Minister, Mallikarjun Kharge, today said that the State Government would resubmit to the Centre the proposal to amend Article 371 of the Constitution to provide reservation in employment and education to the ...
Govt. to set up refinery to blend ethanol with petroleum
BANGALORE, DEC. 3. The State Government is contemplating setting up a refinery to blend ethanol with petroleum, LPG dispensing stations, and a mechanism to supply pre-mixed 2-T oil in all petrol stations in Bangalore to control air pollution ...
Income certificate for disabled goes
BANGALORE, DEC. 3. The State Government will no longer insist on income certificates from disabled people for availing themselves of the various benefits and schemes drawn up for them, the Minister for Women and Child Development, Motamma, said ...
`Converging World 2002' begins
BANGALORE, DEC. 3. The Minister for Information, Health and Family Welfare, Kagodu Thimmappa, inaugurated "Converging World 2002", South India's biggest convergence exhibition, here on Tuesday. Organised by Zeal Broadband Solutions, the ...
Kerala eases curbs on appointments
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 3. The Kerala Cabinet on Tuesday decided to absorb candidates advised by the Public Service Commission for various posts in Government service, relaxing earlier restrictions on appointments. The Chief Minister, A.K. ...
Gouri registers her protest in Cabinet
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 3. The Agriculture Minister, K. R. Gouri, is understood to have protested in the Cabinet about the interference by other Ministers in her portfolio. The Minister had earlier complained in public that the Chief Minister, ...
Rs. 1-cr. Nabard aid for health sector
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 3. The Nabard has sanctioned Rs. 1 crore to the district panchayat for developing and resolving deficiencies in the health services in the district. The district panchayat president, Sasikala Sivasankar, said this while ...
Call for humane governance
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 3. The chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), J. S. Verma, has said that a humane governance was a must in the country if people were to be empowered to participate in democracy and effectively monitor ...
PM to open Global Investors' Meet
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEC. 3.The Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, has accepted the State Government's invitation to inaugurate the Global Investors' Meet (GIM) being organised in Kochi on January 18 and 19. The event is to be held at the ...
State police put on full alert
CHENNAI, DEC. 3.The State police have been put on full alert following alleged confession by two arrested members of the newly-formed Muslim Defence Force (MDF) that leaders in Tamil Nadu and temples were the next targets of attack. The gang ...
Anti-conversion law gets assent
CHENNAI, DEC. 3. Despite opposition from political parties, minorities organisations and human rights activists, the Governor, P. S. Ramamohan Rao, has given assent to the controversial legislation prohibiting forced religious conversions. The ...
Baatcha, 18 other accused acquitted in conspiracy case
COIMBATORE, DEC. 3.Holding that the prosecution "failed to prove the charges beyond reasonable doubt'' and "giving the benefit of doubt to the accused'', the judge of the special court for bomb blast cases, R. Sivakumar, today acquitted all 19 ...
Four TNHB officials sentenced to imprisonment
CHENNAI, DEC. 3.The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission today sentenced four officials of the Tamil Nadu Housing Board, including two IAS officers, to undergo simple imprisonment for one year under Section 27 of the Consumer Protection ...
Declare Balaganga Mayor: AIADMK MP
CHENNAI, DEC. 3. An AIADMK MP, V. Maitreyan, has filed a petition in the Madras High Court seeking to declare N. Balaganga, who had secured the second highest number of votes in the last Mayoral elections, as Chennai Mayor. In its order on ...
He turns disability to advantage
CHENNAI, DEC. 3. J. Kutty lost his right leg in an accident four and a half years ago. Instead of opting for a Jaipur leg, he learnt to walk on crutches. But that is not all. He turned disability to his advantage. He learnt dancing to popular ...
Govt. hikes monthly allowance for disabled
PONDICHERRY, DEC. 3. The Chief Minister, N. Rangasamy, today announced that the monthly assistance for persons with more than 75 per cent disability would be raised to Rs. 500 from Rs. 400. Addressing a function organised by the Department of ...
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